Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
January 18, 2014
Economy – “My guiding principle is that prosperity can be shared. We can create wealth together. The global economy is not a zero-sum game.” Julia Gillard.
Politics – Republican states lower taxes, cut spending, reduce regulation and restrict abortion rights, and the population increases, while Democrat states raise taxes, increase spending, legalize same-sex marriages, expand abortion rights and population declines. (correlation!)
Politics – The problem with the GOP is that they pander to voters with very low probability of ever voting Republican, while alienating their base conservatives who will vote Republican.
Politics – President Obama, when unable to pass legislation, has implemented policy with executive orders, but the next President can repeal them just as easily by Executive Order.
Politics – The Democrat class warfare strategy will fail because Americans have never been envious of the success of others, because they strive to create their own American Dream.
Politics – Democrats are embarrassed to see a real leader: Christie unlike Obama accepted responsibility, conducted an investigation, and held people accountable for bad decisions.
Politics – The biggest Obama scandal is that no one has yet been held accountable for any of the corruption in: Pigford, Solyndra, Fast & Furious, IRS, Benghazi, NSA, etc. scandals.
Politics – Conservatives are happy to see Christie fail and torpedo his Presidential aspirations, since selection of another RINO like Christie would mark the demise of the Republican party.
Politics – The assignment of an Obama donor, Barbara Bosserman, to lead the IRS scandal investigation is the definition of political cover-up, since political bias is guaranteed.
Politics – The FBI will not prosecute in the IRS investigation is another example of a politicized federal agency, as prosecutors try to manufacture a crime to charge Christie in New Jersey.
Politics – Gallup polling found the top five problems facing the U.S. are: 1) government; 2) economy, in general; 3) Unemployment/jobs; 4) healthcare; and 5) budget deficit/debt.
Politics – This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: more income inequality demogoguery and the Chris Christie Bridge-gate faux scandal.
Politics – Hillary Clinton may not be officially running for President in 2016, but she is rebuilding her “Hillaryland” staff, updating her political enemy list, and re-energizing her contributor lists.
Politics – The Democrat party has deteriorated under Obama, because when the voters wake-up and reject Hillary Clinton, there is no one else as a viable Democrat candidate.
Media – The mainstream media is committing suicide as it tries to convince the public to see and feel the exact opposite from what they personally see and feel on a day to day basis.
Media – Demographics is the key to mainstream media’s demise with Americans aged 65 and older, the largest viewer segment, has declined from 75% in 1993 down to 40% in 2012.
Economy – “In today's global economy, however, it is important to raise the bar of excellence even higher. Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively on an international level.” Kenny Marchant.
Economy – The one part of the economy that is booming is the stock market, which is “coincidentally” where a majority of the Obama mega-donors made their money.
Economy – Obama’s creation of “promise zones’ to pour federal money into is an American version of Soviet “Potemkin villages” to deceive that the economy is better than it really is.
Jobs – The problem with unemployment benefit insurance is that it has become the gateway from employment into government dependence, since it is the first of many “entitlements.”
Jobs – Last year the population rose by 2,395,000 but the labor force fell by 547,000, and those “not” in the labor force rose by 2,943,000 and labor participation rate fell to 62.8%.
Jobs – The only reason the U-3 “unemployment rate” is falling is that more and more people are dropping out of the labor force completely and no longer looking for work.
Taxes – Obama is so focused on taxing the rich and redistributing wealth that he is negatively impacting poor families by lowering and capping charitable deductions.
Healthcare – The Obama administration has socialized medical insurance as a means to indirectly control the health care industry, but their incompetence will destroy it very quickly.
Healthcare – ObamaCare now boasts one wobbly website, a nearly 300% cost overrun, and over 6 million cancelled health plans with every justification for change disproven.
Healthcare – Healthcare insurance company’s ObamaCare support protected profits remaining private, but losses will be covered by government “risk corridors” bailouts.
Healthcare – The HealthCare.gov rollout debacle resulted in Michelle Obama friend’s CGI Federal being fired, then replaced by Barack Obama’s contributor, Accenture, being hired.
Justice – The Department of Justice is systematically extorting shakedown payments from mortgage and car loan banks based on racial discrimination “disparate impact” charges.
Feminism – The net effect of 50 years of feminist activism is lowered satisfaction, wage equity, and destruction of the nuclear family with its unintended adverse impact on the children.
Economy – “We must retool our nation to prepare for the challenge we already face to maintain our position in the global economy. And this much is certain: America will not have national security without economic security.” John Kerry.
Defense – The lack of a coherent and agreed to military strategy has undermined Obama’s perception of leadership at home and perception of trust as an ally abroad.
Libya – The question of who in the operational chain of command issued the “stand-down order” abandoning the Benghazi rescue attempt must be identified and held accountable!
Iran – Kerry’s Iranian deal is doomed to fail while officials reiterated their commitment to maintain their nuclear infrastructure as they accept the return of Iranian restricted assets.
Iraq – Despite Democrat’s best efforts to rewrite history, the U.S. military clearly Won the War in Iraq, but U.S. politicians managed to fumble the nation-building and Lost the Peace.